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What are the most common interval workout routines?

For interval runs what are the common types of workouts for runners training for distances of 5km or more? Example 10 repeats of 800 meters with 200 meter rests or 10x 200m with rests until HR drops ...
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Can too much calories pose a health risk?

I am a skinny guy and want to gain weight. I do regular exercises and decided that I need to eat more in order to gain weight. I made a protein shake weighing about 300g and it has 1672 calories. ...
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Energy expenditure (calories burned) equation for running

There are numerous online calorie calculators for running (e.g. from runners world). What is the underlying formula for calculating energy expenditure while running? This post has an excellent ...
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Calculate calories burned [closed]

I want to calculate the calorie burned by any person.If i have the height ,weight,sex,distance walks or run.Is there any formula that help me to calculate the calorie burned just by above four factors....
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Calories burn rate calculation — scientific studies

There are many online calculators for measuring walking/running/bicycling calories burn rate. They differ in input parameters like some might need my weight as well as height and some don't. Almost ...
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How can I calculate calories burned during an activity?

I've found various online "calculators" for looking up how many calories are burned when doing an exercise like using an Elliptical machine. Is there a way to calculate how many calories I burned ...
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should I continue weightlifting even though it makes my body bigger?

Female, 15, 110 pound, 5'3" Goal: smaller figure and toned body I've started weight training about a week now. I start with a very light weight 1kg for arms. The next day it became very sore and ...
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Protein Shake VS. Tuna [closed]

I am currently on a workout plan. for lunch I have one pouch of tuna and one whole avocado. I am getting a little sick of tuna. Can I replace my pouch of tuna and avocado for a protein shake? The ...
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What are some good strength exercises for different skiing practises?

The ankles and muscles foot to knee are particularly challenged. Similar question to this here on marathons but now focus on skiing and external weights can be used: this can be related to roller ...
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Fingers, hands and wrists specific stretching exercices

I am looking for some specific exercices for fingers, hands and wrists to improve the flexibility and not the strength. This is because I suffered of a bad tendinitis mostly to the flexor tendon of ...
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What is a more durable alternative to the Leguano running shoe?

My current running shoe is the Leguano as shown below. While I like the barefoot experience the shoe provides as well as its compactness, I dislike its short durability. After wearing it for half a ...
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Where is the longest steep run to use for training in the eastern United States?

Steep being 12% grade or more, where is the longest steep run in the eastern United States? Or more broadly, where is the best place to train in the eastern US for races like the Hardrock 100 or ...
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Uneven butt question [duplicate]

I am 21 years ols, and o I have noticed that my left butt chick is lower than my right one. I tried for the last 7 weeks to concentrate on "lifting" it, but I can't seem to see any differences. What ...
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Muscular tiredness from biking — is it endurance related?

I bike every now and then, but used to ride bike quite often before. One thing that never has changed is how I get dead tired instantly. The tiredness is muscular and it's all in the legs, like a ...
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How is muscle repair affected by a caloric deficit?

Background Weightlifting creates micro-tears in the muscle. Protein and other nutrients repair the tears so the muscle grows back stronger and larger. Question How is muscle repair affected by a ...
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Weight loss/gain around rib cage (women)

I bought my wedding dress back in December and it fit perfectly. I have been away for 4 months for a ski season and have come home to find my dress is too small around my rib cage and won't do up. ...
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Rapid fatigue and swelling

I'm 23 yo, 6'4 and 180 pounds. I've been working out for approximately 3 years. This includes weight training and calisthenics. I also play basketball here and there. So I consider myself fit and ...
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How to increase BMI and gain weight in a healthy way? [duplicate]

What are the best foods and exercise for quick weight gain? what are BMI increasing diets?
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Multi-workout sports programme?

I have recently bought a bike and would like to find a good programme/plan to follow that includes cycling, weight training and maybe another type of sport (which I can do by myself). What I am ...
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What is the meaning of: 5 sets of 3, 2, 1 reps?

I first encountered the 5 sets of 3, 2, 1 reps instruction here. Some say those are movement timings for concentric contraction, pause and eccentric contraction. Somewhere else, there where theories ...
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Training: quality vs quantity

Quite some time ago I trained has a shot put athlete, only at a regional level. I trained hard but only about 1h30 per day, 3 to 4 day per week. I never made great marks. Later I had to abandon the ...
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How far can you get in an ultra before you go from jogging to running?

Jogging is running without effort or worrying about how fast you go. Running requires pushing slightly at the least while worrying about time. This question is for all the marathoners who transitioned ...
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Crossfit training plans: progressive programming of fitness and skills

Are there any high quality examples of progressive crossfit training plans over a longer period of time say a few month or a year? Starting at an assumed fitness and skill level, it should be desined ...
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1answer
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Can simply tightening your muscles replace lifting weights for gaining strength? And if so, can electrical stimulation cause it?

This question is two parts. First, can tightening your muscles repeatedly increase their strength similarly to lifting weights? Second, if this is true, can electrical stimulation of the muscles make ...
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Weird weight loss pattern

So, I've started a weight loss plan 2 months ago and I'm steadily losing weight. However, I usually gain 1-2lbs over a week, then suddenly shed 3lbs overnight. This cycle repeats itself. I weight ...
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Is muscle gain making my pants tighter?

I have lost about 100 pounds over the past few years, focusing primarily on weight loss. Now that I have lost the weight, and I look kind of scrawny underneath what was fat, I'm trying to gain muscle ...
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How do I stop drinking soda?

I am trying it for years now and can't free myself from drinking products like Coca Cola (or Red Bull). I just love the taste and the feeling while drinking it. It wakes me up and makes me feel better ...
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What is the body part used to track fitness progress?

I have lost about 100 pounds in the past few years. The arteries in my forearms are beginning to become much more visible, and they appear to show up more, but my weight has gone back up 10 pounds ...
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Training zones and training plans

I decided to recently try create my own cycling training plan, but I think I misinterpreted some of the info and am overtraining. I used Strava to get a lot of information and also read up from online ...
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Whats the difference between stretching and massaging muscles?

In terms of fitness, what are the differences between massaging and stretching? Do they have different roles in muscle recovery?
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Recreational vs Competitive Breaststroke Timing

Looking around some information about breaststroke technique, I am seeing different information about the timing of the kick. With the recreational breaststroke (with head all time out) I tend to ...
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1answer
29 views

High or low glycemic index between training?

I am currently doing a lot of physical activities and I'm in doubt what kind of carbs I need to ingest to avoid exhaustin mid-training. In my mornings I usualy lift weights (for this, my nutrition is ...
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What muscles are important for running down steep loose ground and what exercises strengthen them?

After running, descending, long miles on a steep trail I'm finding that the worst pain/soreness in my legs are due to loose earth like gravel. Its hard to tell which muscles are hurting and Ive only ...
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Should we workout with a cold?

I am suffering from a cold right now. I didn't want to break my workout routine, so, I continued to exercise. But during my session, I was not that energetic. Also, I have read on the internet that ...
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If a protein is used for muscle repair, does it still offer 4 calories?

We know that protein offers 4 calories per gram, like carbohydrates do. Let's say though that a gram of protein has been broken down into aminos for tissue repair, does it still yield the 4 calories? ...
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scientific papers on muscle growth in (severely) undertrained males?

It's common knowledge that weak individuals tend to pick up strength at a rapid pace given some 3x a week barbell training program. Some (starting strength) say there's massive lean body mass (LBM) ...
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Ensuring Physical Health while sat idle most of the day

I spend a good portion of my day sat in a office chair. I have heard from various sources about the importance of breaks for eyestrain and physical wellbeing. With that in mind, how often should I ...
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What should hands do during Barbell Squats?

I normally just leave my hands hanging on the bar while I squat, however I sometimes find myself pulling the bar downwards or pushing the bar upwards. When I push the bar with my hands, the weight ...
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4answers
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Shoulder isolation exercises

Background My shoulders have some catching up to do, compared to the rest of my torso, and I'm set on doing more overhead presses to have my compound exercises geared towards defining shoulders more. ...
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How to avoid hyponatremia(drinking too much water) when hiking?

I have read on various places that exercising for a prolonged period of time with excessive water intake can be dangerous. It may lead to water intoxication (hyponatremia). After some searches and a ...
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What are some good alternatives to Calf Raises?

My gym has one of these: http://www.precor.com/en-gb/commercial/products/strength/plate-loaded/super-squat-624 You load up some weight (180kg in my case), face it, shoulder under and do calf raises. ...
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How fast should a rep be in strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance goal workout?

I would like to know what is the tempo for a rep in any kind of the four workouts mentioned above in order to gain the best result in the relevant workout. I don't know if it is correct to give each ...
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1answer
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What is a DEXA reading?

What is a DEXA reading? In another question, "What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?", an answer suggested getting a DEXA reading. My brief research shows that it checks bone ...
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How can I calculate my body fat percentage?

What methods can I use to calculate my body fat percentage?
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Do I need to take L-glutamine if the whey protein contains it?

I started off just taking L-glutamine before and after my workout and creatine after my workout. I just started taking whey protein and noticed it contains L-glutamine. Should I continue to take the ...
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Should we exercise when our blood pressure is high?

I normally can control my blood pressure (120/80) by managing to have healthy life style, following my nutritionist's diet guide, enough rest/sleep, no stress and regular exercise. But this morning (...
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How important is periodization in force training?

How important is a periodization planning in a weight, force training? I mean the exercises you do in a gym besides the cardios. I'm not a professional in the field, but I started to study ...
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Does Whey Protein cause damage to teenagers who haven't fully grown? [closed]

I am a teen, 15 I do quite a lot of gym work along with football. I am constantly sore and I feel that my work doesn't achieve anything because there isn't enough protein to repair and make my muscles ...
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1answer
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transitioning into and out of ketosis [closed]

About eight years ago, I lost a significant amount of weight using Dr Atkins' ketogenic diet; unfortunately, I gradually let my food intake slide afterwards. I since gained some weight back, but I'm ...
2
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2answers
56 views

Plan for 120 km bicycle race

I have a 120 km bicycle race coming up this weekend, which is just outside of my comfort zone and I need a plan. When cycling with a team, I can keep 30 km/h for about 2:20 or so and do my fair share ...

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